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Warrant for the Arrest of
Howard F. Campbell Is
Issued by Justice
CLAIM BOND THEFT
Extent of Peculations Is
Unknown, but Cashier
Admits $1791 Loss
A COMPLAINT was Issued late yes
terday afternoon in Justice Ling's
court for the arrest of Howard
F. Campbell, former manager of .the
bond department of the Merchants'
Bank and Trust company, 207-211
South Broadway, alleging embezzle
ment. The specific charge is the em
bezzlement of $1791, the proceeds from
the sale of two street Improvement
bonds, which Campbell Is alleged to
have appropriated to his own use In
stead of turning the money Into the
coffers of the bank treasury.
The complaint was sworn to by
Emanuel Cohen, cashier of the bank,
and the warrant for the, arrest of
Campbell placed in tho hands of Con
stable Frank P. Ccchran.
Although the officials of the bank
were reticent In speaking of the em
bezzlement before Campbell was taken
into custody, it is believed that the
defalcation of the former manager of
the bond department will extend into
thousands of dollars.
Total 'Estimate Withheld
Mark G. Jones, president of the
bank, last night refused to give an
estimate of the loss sustained through
the peculations of Campbell, and when
asked whether the amount, would ex
ceed $10,000 or was less referred In
quisitors to Cashier Cohen. President
Jones stated whatever amount- of
money had been stolen was covered by
a surety bond, and that no person had
lost a single cent.
Cashier Cohen, when Interviewed at
his home, 824 South Hill street, stated
that as far as he knew. $1791 was all
that had been missing from the bank,
although Intimating indirectly that
the loss might be greater. He saio.
that the bonds which were sold by
Campbell were fully protected and that
lt was customary under a surety bond
to swear out a warrant that the
money might be recovered.
"For some years," laid Mr. Cohen,
"It has been customary with many
banks to hush up such embezzlements,
hut we have taken this action to as
sure our clients that their money Is
protected at all times, and we de
c:d-»a that an example should be made
of Campbell. We have positive proof
of his guilt, and the fact that ha has
been missing from Los Angeles for
more than two months Is sufficient to
establish the fact that he also is
cognizant of wrongdoing. We have no
desire to prosecute Campbell, but it
is time that an example be made."
Took French Leave
According to Cashier Cohen Camp
hell had been a trusted employe of
the bank for nearly three years, hav
ing the management of the bond de
partment. About two months ago he
disappeared from Los AngeleS without
giving any notice of retiring from the
b X few days later it was found that
bonds, which had been entrusted to his
care by clients of the bank had been
sold and the money was not accounted
lor. Detectives were employed, but no
trace of Campbell was found, although
his wife and two children remained In
Los Angeles, and the house was under
constant surveillance. :.
feast Friday it was reported at the
bank that Campbell had returned, and
Immediately steps were taken to pre
vent his escape. -A friend of Camp
bell's was engaged to stay at the
Campbell home, and Saturday after
noon Cashier Cohen Intended to obtain
a warrant and make the arrest.
As the courts were closed Saturday
afternoon, the matter was delayed until
yesterday, when Cohen obtained the
warrant. Constable Cochran was de
tailed to watch Campbell's home and
make the arrest.
: }j'•:'', Return Is Mystery
Why Campbell came back, realizing
that he was wanted on an embezzle
ment charge, is a mystery to the bank
officials. They believe that Campbell
thought'the affair had blown over and
that he would bo immune from arrest
on his return. It is known that Camp
bell, who formerly lived in Pasadena
and later in Los Angeles, has had sev
eral different places of residence. • ' :.
Since his disappearance his wlfo and
Children have moved twice, although
private detectives have kept track of
It Is known that' Campbell has passed
inn-1 of the time the last two' months
In Seattle, but his friends are at a
loss to account for his motive in his
alleged embezzlement and ' disappear
ance. Rumors of an "affinity In the
case have been heard but not verified.
Cashier Cohen said that it had been
decided to abolish the bond depart
ment of the bank and to remove
Campbell, and that the latter may have
heard of the contemplated change,
which prompted him to commit the al
* Campbell Is well known In Los An-,
geles, and the news that he Is-wanted
on a felony embezzlement charge Will
. come as a surprise to his many friends.
It is said that he had no bad habits
and was known as a family man.
ACCUSED SCIENTIST DEAD
LONDON, .-Feb. Prof. Martin
Ekenburg, tho scientist who, on being
arrested in London last fall, charged
with complicity in several bomb out
rages in Sweden, became temporarily
Insane, but was later committed for
extradition to Sweden, died suddenly
In Brixton jail today. The cause of his
death is officially attributed to apop-
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ESTRADA OPENS DOOR
NEW ORLEANS, Fob. With a
view to inducing capital to enter Nic
aragua, an edict has been Issued, by
Gen Estrada, nominally the provin
cial president of Nicaragua, permitting
the free entry ■of mining machinery
and materials for the mining industry
of every character.,;;.' : r .■; ,•;"_ '
LOS ANGELES HERALD
40. CENTS P-A-SS
For Los Angeles and vicinity: Fair
Tuesday; light frost in the morning;
light north wind. Maximum tempera
ture yesterday 59 degrees, minimum
46 degrees. ,• • V
Police think they have daylight' burglar—
Prisoner said to -have confessed bur
glaries, j PAGE 6
Warrant issued for arrest of Howard F. «
Campbell for embezzlement. PAGE 1
Commission falls to name successor to
Dish-dan. - . page 5
State exposition buildings at Agricultural
park will be ready In 1912, says Engi
neer Ellen. PAGE 5
Judge refuses decree to woman ' whose
trousseau was bought with bad checks.
I "Woman sues for larger share of moth
er's estate, PAGE S
( Sixth Ward Improvement association de
clares P. E. Railroad company's fran
chise for Long 1 Beach line void and asks
council to declare It forfeited. PAGE 5
Leslie Harris falls to gain custody of his
little daughter. PAGE 5
l Sheriff searching for Frank Manriques on
charge of murdering William Moss. PAGE 8
' Hotel proprietors appear before police
» commission and ask far transfer of liquor
permits. ,: .•._,.- •■:,/- PAGE 16
Bethlehem Institute issues appeal to the
' public in behalf of idle men who want
opportunity to work. PAGE 6
■ Six hundred Utah Elks visit Los Angeles
and Southern California. PAGE 8
' Pool of Harry D. Brown, broker who is
' on trial on charge of embezzlement,
proved to be mythical. PAGE 8
Man who claims relationship to famous
poet attempts suicide. PAGE 9
- Board of education awards contract for
. new school. -j- __■ PAGE 9
i Funeral of M. M. O'Gorman will be held
, at cathedral. PAGE 9
J Annexation of East Hollywood will bring
, biggest municipal playground in world
Into city. PAGE 9
Better brains in congress Is result of in
surgent movement, according to Dr.
. David Starr Jordan. PAGE 9
Hollywood formally taken over by city—
, Foothill suburb officially declared part
1 of Los Angeles. PAGE 9
City Attorney asks that council define its
policy in regard to the speed of street
cars. x PAGE 9
; Mother of "quadruplets" wants to adopt
"triplets" gathered In Chicago. PAGE 8
Independent auto dealers open successful
show at Grand avenue rink. PAGE 11
Editorial, Letter Box and Haskln's let
ter. PAGE 4
Marriage licenses, births and deaths, PAGE 14
Society clubs and music. - * PAGE 7
Municipal affairs. '' PAGE 5
News of the courts. PAGE 6
- Mints and oil fields. PAGE 13
; Markets and financial. '" v PAGE 12
. Building permits. PAGE 13
■ Citrus fruit report. PAGE 12
Shipping. PAGE 6
; Sports. .. -V "" PAGE 10
Automobiles. PAGE 11
\ City brevities. PAGE 5
I Classified advertising. • ■"-'■* PAGES 14-16
• Theaters and dramatic criticism. PAGE 7
! SOUTH CALIFORNIA
' Pasadena' board of labor appoints commit
tee on .Saturday half holiday. PAGE 14
1 Two men believed to be cracksmen ar
-1 rested in San Bernardino. PAGE 14
' J. H. Dingwald, brakeman, falls to bis ■
death from moving car near Riverside.
Woman practices dancing In surf at Long
Beach—Rescued by relatives. PAGE 14
, Triangular 'fight may be feature of Re
dondo Beach campaign. PAGE 14
COAST ■_ ■- '
Testimony In Hermann land fraud case
shows former congressman sought to
1 have law amended. PAGE 3
Federal court -1 rules rich mining lands
given to Northern Pacific must be re
turned. • PAGE 3
Circuit court of appeals at San Francisco
decides insurance firm must pay for
captive ship. PAGE S
Tongs In Pan Francisco sign pact for per
manent peace. PAGE 3
Former Banker W. C. Hayes appears be
fore police court in San Francisco. PAGE 3
Lincoln-Roosevelt league seeks desirable
, candidate for governor. PAGE 1
Detective in Portland killed and police
puzzled whether it Is murder or suicide.
Bodies -of victims of blast at Kelvin, Ariz.,
taken to Phoenix. PAGE 8
United States geological survey reports
fire losses in this country Is largest of
any nation in world. ■ PAGE 3
Another naval scandal aired by court
martial at Boston, Involving telephone
quarrel. ' PAGE 3
Meat used In White House said to have
been so decayed it was ready to fall
apart. ' PAGE 3
Mrs. Ford of Cincinnati to be tried again
on charge of blackmailing. ' PAGB 1
Rich non-workers and American house of
lords flayed by pastor of fashionable New
'. York church. PAGE 3
Lowest prices Blnce summer boom reached
on New York stock exchange. - PAGB 3
Man In federal office in Ohio resigns to
avert Republican war. PAGE 1
Girl suicide smiles farewell as she Is swept
over brink of Niagara. PAGE 1
' Millionaire Swope declared to have Im
bibed large amount of strychnine. PAGE 2
Senator Heyburn of Idaho denounces
southerners and scathes memory of Rob
ert 15. Lee. PAGE 3
! Senator Rayner of Baltimore opposes pos
tal savings bank bill. PAGE 2
-Corporation bill Is presented by congress,
but Is derelict measure. PAGE 2
Mexicans will lead prisoners charged with
double murder from Douglas over bor
der line. PAGE 3
Mexican railroads. fear huge strike, and
union employes vote to resign If not .
better paid. ..- ■ . - PAGE 1
. King Gustav of Sweden operated on for
appendicitis. PAGE C
MINING AND OIL
Two new oil companies enter Coaltnga
field. PAGE 13
Oriental mine at Gold Mountain, Nev.,
ships two carloads of ore. PAGE 13
United Oil well In section 8, North Mid
way, Increases In production to 2000 bar
rels, according to rumor, . PAGE 13
California Midway well will produce 1000
barrels a day. PAGE 13
Oil man admires sand sample from Coa
linga Aladdin.. PAGE 13
Sinking of supply ship closes defendant
mine In Sonora. PAGE 13
Sam Langford and Jim Flynn battle
over ten-round course tonight. PAGE 10
Bookmakers lose out In fight against
parl-mutuel system in Kentucky.
;',>,. PAGE 10
Aberdeen baseball club loses suit to '.'.-'
force league to admit that city. PAGE 10
Rlckard and Gleason fall to agree on
tight location. » .. PAGE 10
John L. Sullivan merries schooldays ,'.'■'
sweetheart. ' . PAGE 10
TUESDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY 8, 1910.
' LEAVES FEDERAL
OFFICE TO AVERT
TO HELP PARTY
TAFT ORDERS HIM TO STOP
WRANGLE IN OHIO
Republican Ranks Have Ominous
Fight in Stronghold, and Fed
eral Prosecutor Will At
tempt to Call Truce
■ WASHINGTON, Feb. 7.—After sev
eral conferences at the White House
today. Wade H. Ellis resigned his po
sition as assistant attorney general In
the department of justice to accept the
chairmanship of the Republican execu
tive committee of Ohio.
Regarding the resignation of Mr.
Ellis the following statement was given
at the White House late today:
"Mr. Vorys, the member of the na
tional committee from Ohio; Walter
Brown, the chairman of the Republican
state central committee, and Henry A.
WHliams, chairman of the Republican
state executive committee, have been
canvassing among the Republicans of
Ohio to determine who should' succeed
Mr. Williams on the resignation which
he is obliged to tender.
After a visit to Washington and full
conference with the senators the con
clusion was reached that the man best
qualified to assume the cares of the
office as chairman of the executive
committee at this time was Mr. Ellis.
and therefore the president was asked
to consent to Mr. Ellis' resigning
from his position as assistant to tho
attorney general, to take the duties of
the chairmanship of the committee.
"The president was very loath to lose
the services of Mr. Ellis from the de
partment of justice, where he Is en
gaged in important work, but if Mr.
Ellis was willing to make the sacrifice
the president did not feel that he could
Insist on retaining him."
Worried About Ohio
The Ohio political situation has been
giving the president-much concern and
has been the subject of a number of
conferences at the White House.
With the expected renomination of
Governor Harmon by the Democrats,
the Republican party faces a hard fight
this fall, and the president has been
anxious that factional troubles be elim
inated as much as possible.
He believes that Mr. Ellis will be able
to do more along that line than anyone
else who could have been designated to
take charge of the coming campaign.
Mr. Williams recently was appointed
a national bank examiner of the Pitts
burg and Cleveland district, and is
compelled to give up his political activ
As he was leaving the White House
Mr. Ellis was stopped by a member of
the Ohio delegation In the house, who
heard the news with surprise. j
. "What Induced you to do it?" the
"Well, party expediency largely. We
are going to try to harmonize Ohio Re
publican factions." •'
It was stated at the White House
tonight that. Mr. Ellis, despite his res
ignation, will continue to represent the
government In its prosecution of the
beef trust. -- ' :■
Wants It Known
In a statement issued today Mr.
Ellis says he wants it clearly under
stood that his resignation does not
mean that I "he desire.! or expects to
be 'a candidate for any offlce what
ever, either now or lat?r," nor, he
adds, "will any influence I may have
he used for or against any candidate
for a Republican nomination In Ohio,
and I have no doubt such nominations
will express the fair, free choice of
the Republicans of the .state."
President Taft will give a dinner in
honor of Mr. Ellisi at the White House
a week from tomorrow night.
At the president's request, Mr. Ellis
will make a trip during the congres
sional campaign next fall through In
diana, Illinois and lowa," making
speeches in some of the close districts.
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PARIS SHUDDERS AS
SEINE STOPS FALLING
Continued Rains Are Causing Afflu
, ents of River to Rise— Bank
■ Dwellers Flee
PARIS, Feb. 7.Several of. the af
fluents of the Seine are again rising
due to continued rains. This has tem
porarily stopped the fall of the Seine.
The fluvial department expects a rise
of about two feet In the river at Paris
In the next two days. Several rivers
are overflowing causing considerable
damage in the east, especially in the
departments of Doubs and -Un.
A new flood is now causing dis
quietude at Besancon. Broad areas
have, been covered by the river Doubs,
which is rising at the rate of several
inches an hour.
Fifteen feet above the low water
mark is predicted ft), tomorrow .' All
people who.live along the river are
Judge Announces Ameri
can Conductor Must Go
to Felon's Cell
Mexican Despotism Scored
by Friends, but Jurist
. Is Obdurate
[Special to The Herald.] >
GUADALAJARA, Mexico, Feb. 7.—
Judge Palafo ims announced he
will carry out the recommenda
tions of the prosecuting attorney and
sentence James A. Cook, the American
conductor, to two years and ten
months' imprisonment The prosecutor
claims Cook is guilty of criminal neg
ligence. . ■;"'.,.
' The prisoner will be given the right
of proprietary liberty, which means
that after half of the sentence has been
served his release on parole will be
Judge Palafo has signified his will
ingness to allow Cook ball in the sum
of from $1500 to $2500 gold.
-The report of the sentence of Con
ductor Cook has brought forth many
expressions of surprise, as it was be
lieved that in view of the great popular
protest of Americans he would be .lib
Friends of Cook who have Interested
themselves in his case ."ay there was
no evidence against him, and openly
denounce, the sentence as unjust and
as "un outrageous example of the des
potism of Mexican officials."
While it is expected an appeal will be
taken, there Is little hope that it will
be sustained, as In nearly all lntances
where Americans are involved the de
cree of the trial court is sustained. ..
- Sentences Asked
The prosecutor asks that sentences
of ten years and ten months and fines
of $500 gold be Imposed on three na
tives, brakemen, implicated, and the
liberation of one native.
The case against Cook will now be
open for the reception of evidence of
the defense as well as prosecution.
Members of the Order of Railway Con
ductors, who have been active in Cook's
behalf, will continue their efforts for
his ultimate acquittal, and -will pro
vide the required bond.
Judge Palafox will probably Impose
the sentences requested at an early
date. An appeal is barely possible.
The case of Cook extends back many
months and deals with the extensive
robbery of freight trains on Guadala
jara division of the National railways.
As a result of these robberies, the
railroad company was compelled to
pay heavy claims mad. by local mer
chants. , ry .i '.':.
Arrests were made, but few convic
tions resulted, and the division offi
cials finally laid the whole matter be
fore the general officials In the City
of Mexico, with the request that fed
eral officers be asked to put an end
to the robberies. ■
The desired federal assistance was
secured, and shortly thereafter the lo
cal authorities launched an energetic
campaign against the car thieves.
This campaign showed that Mexican
brakemen of Cook's train were sys
tematically robbing freight cars,
throwing off merchandise while the
trains . were pulling into Guadalajara
Sold to Merchants
The merchandise was picked up by
confederates ,and later sold to local
merchants. Fourteen arrests were
made, Including three merchants—two
Frenchmen and a Spaniard—in whose
possession goods stolen from Cook's
train were found.
As far as can be learned, the Mex
ican court does not accuse Cook of
participating In the robberies, but of
Cook was called to the third criminal
court on August 30, presumably as a
witness, and was committed to the pen
itentiary, where ho has since remained.
The railroad officials do not connect
Cook with the robbery, and in state
ments issued by the Guadalajara divis
ion of the Order of Railway Conductors
it is set forth that the Mexican brake
men, who committed the robberies, de
clared the American conductor had 50
knowledge of the thefts.
Cook came to Guadalajara from the
Panhandle of Texas more than two
years ago. His home Is in Fort Scott,
Kas.i where his parents reside.
Other American railroad men haye
been held in Mexican prisons for sev
eral months while cases against them
were being investigated, but it Is be
lieved that up to this time all such
cases have Involved the killing of per
sons by trains.
FAIRBANKS SHOWN HONOR
AT THE ITALIAN COURT
Former Vice President and His Wife
Are Admitted to Coveted
V Seats at Elaborate Ball
ROME, Feb. 7.—At the court ball to
night, as a special honor, former Vice
President Charles W. Fairbanks of
Pasadena, Cal, and Mrs. Fairbanks
were admitted to the section reserved
for the members of the diplomatic
corps. Mrs. Fairbanks was Invited to
occupy a seat next to the queen, who
engaged her in conversation for about
an hour, a distinction which la seldom
conferred except on the wives of am
bassadors. Meanwhile the king chat
ted with Mr. Fairbanks.
PASTOR GIVES TALK
ON BIGGER SCHOOLS
OAKLAND, Feb. 7.—The Sunday
school convention which opened aus
piciously last evening with a mass
meeting held in the First M. E. church
of Oakland continued this morning In
the church chapel, where Rev. A. J.
Manson presided over the ceremonies.
The delegates and representatives of
the different M. B. churches attended
the conclave, which was addressed by
Rev. Edgar Blake on "Building Big
ger Schools" and Mrs. .M. S. Lamor
eaux. who spoke on "Early Childhood."
Prevents Her Conviction
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Mrs. Jeanette Stewart Ford, sketched in court during sensational trial at
FEAR BIG STRIKE
98 OF EVERY 100 MEN VOTE;
• TO QUIT WORK
Union Officials Refuse to Tell When
Resignations Will Take Effect.,?
1000. Men Cast
MEXICO CITY, Feb. Ninety
eight out of every hundred votes
polled by the union conductors and
engineers on the National Railways of
Mexico on the question of resigning
In face of the refusal of the road to j
grant their recent demands favored
resignations, according to Vice Presi
dent E. P. Curtiss of the Order of
Railway Conductors and Vice Presi
dent Corrigan of the Brotherhood of
Notwithstanding this vote the threat
ened walkout appeared tonight to be
contingent on the result of a confer
ence between employes and President
Brtwn of the railroad tomorrow.
Strong influences looking to a set
tlement of the trouble are said to have
been at work and there appeared to
night to be. a distinct feeling of op
timism on both sides with regard to
the probable result of the new nego
Union officials refused to say when
President Brown would be officially
Informed of the vote, If at all, and
refused to say on' what date the
resignations would take effect.
It was said that the result of the
poll gives the largest majority in favor
of a walkout in the history of union
labor. Nearly 1000 conductors and en
gineers of the merged system cast
ballots. :-■--, y--',»■;.;,
Business on some lines has already
suffered on account of the agitation.
f MEN REFUSE TO ARBITRATE
CHICAGO, Feb. 7.—One hundred
members of the Brotherhood of Rail
road Trainmen employed in yard ser
vice at the Randolph street station of
the Illinois Central railroad yesterday
voted to refuse the offer of arbitration
by the company and insist they must
have a wage increase.
The complete vote of the men in all
Chicago yards is expected to be in by
tomorrow night, and A. F. Whitney,
vice president of the brotherhood, who
Is handling negotiations, last night tel
egraphed the chairmen and secretaries
of the wage adjustment committee
of the trainmen on the eighteen rail
roads to meet him here next Wednes
day to discuss the situation. -
There are over 3000 men employed in
the yard service in the Chicago distrlc
and nearly all are members of one or
the other of the unions.
PRIESTS OPPOSE STRIKE
SOUTH BETHLEHEM, Pa., Feb. 7.
—Large additions to the ranks of the
strikers at the Bethlehem steel works
were reported today by th. committee
of strikers as the result of picket duty
last night and early this morning. The
priests of the Holy Infancy church
have advised their striking parish
loners to return to work.
CHICAGO, Feb. 7.—The board of ar
bitrators In the wage controversy be
tween the Illinois Central railroad and
union telegraphers reached an agree
ment today. The finding will not be
made public until tomorrow.
RAILROAD MEN'S PAY RAISED
BOSTON, Feb. 7.—Five hundred
clerks employed in the general offices
In Boston of the Boston & Maine rail
road received notice of a 10 per cent
raise In wages today.
PARI?. Feb. 7.—The first regular
performance of Edmund Rostand's new
nlay "Chantecleer," was given to
night at the Porte St. Martin theater
before a brilliant audience, which ap
plauded every act enthusiastically. The
house had practically been sold out for
ELECTED HEAD OF RAILROAD
CHICAGO, Feb. 7—Howard G.
Hetzler was . '.ected president of the
Washington & Zndlana railroad today. '
CTVPT r ft __>«' • DAILY, -<•: SCNDAT, »*
Ijti-J-I V^VJI llii.T. ON TRAINS. , 8 CENTS .
MRS. FORD TO
BE TRIED AGAIN
BLACKMAILING CASE WILL NOT
Inability to Convict Woman the First
Time Does Not Discourage
Prosecutor at Cin
. CINCINNATI. Feb. 7—Henry T.
Hunt, prosecuting attorney of Hamil
ton county, announced today that the
: second trial of Mrs. Jeanette Stewart
Fold on a charge of blackmailing
Charles L. Warriner would not be
The prosecutor reiterated his opinion
that the failure of the first jury to
reach a verdict was the result of
"sickly sentimentality that makes it
almost Impossible to convict women."
That even an acquittal would not
have ended the-woman's troubles was.
Indicated by Denis Cash, assistant'
prosecutor, who said: ,'..,,
"There are Indictments against Mrs.
Ford for receiving stolen money and
for a more recent attempt at black
mall than that brought forward in the
first trial." 1
HEAD HACKED OFF, WOMAN'S
BODY FOUND UNDER FLOOR
Police Say Victim First Strangled;
Believed to Be Wife of
NEW. YORK, Feb. 7.—Beneath the
concrete floor of the basement of an
uptown apartment here today was
found the body of a woman who had
been strangled to Heath, after her head
had been hacked by an ice pick or a
The woman is believed to have been
the wife of a janitor of the apartments,
who recently moved away. He was
known both as Paterson and Thomp
son. A girl found In his home today
and a man named Pierre Laisel were
SLAIN BY BLACK HAND
CHICAGO, Feb. Another victim
was added today to the long list of
murders committed in the north side
Italian colony when Joseph Laverdl
was shot and killed In the ; basement
of his home. ." \
TRAIN WRECKED; 10 INJURED
ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 7.—Ten per
sons were Injured today in a wreck of
a local passenger tralh running be
tween St. Paul and Duluth, Minn.
SEEKS DESIRABLE CANDIDATE
[Special to The Herald.]
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 7.—The ex
ecutive committee of the state organi
zation of the Lincoln-Roosevelt league
met today at the headquarters in the
Metropolitan building for the an
nounced purpose of endeavoring to
agree upon a candidate for governor
and also ■ to call a state conference
or convention to recommend a full
ticket to the electors.
Except by the process of elimination
little was, accomplished. The several
candidates seeking the indorsement of
the organization were reduced to four
who were given serious consideration.
These were Hiram Johnson of San
Francisco, Mayor Frank K. Mott of
Oakland, former State Senator Charles
M. Belshaw of Antioch and. Charles
H. Bentley of San Francisco. These
are named In the order of preference
of President Chester Rowel!. Francis
J. Heney was for a time thought to be
Rowell's ■ first ■ choice, but . the special
prosecutor • subsequently . was dis
carded. ra»gEßW |sn»aMfja»iJjjWpßM<'f-B-M
A vote was taken on the remaining
COLD WAVE IN
EAST CAUSE OF
Intense Suffering Results
from Sudden Freeze on
Record Breaking Weather
in New York-Mercury
far Below Zero
"]VT EW YORK, Feb. 7.—From , Main*
J\ to Florida, along the entire "At
-1-, lantic seaboard, the coldest
weather of the winter prevailed today,
causing intense suffering and greatly
intensifying the deplorable conditions
that have resulted in many cities from
the lack of fuel and the high costs of
At 8 o'clock this morning Canton, N.
V., reported 32 degrees below zero.
The -streets of the city were deserted,
but few people daring to venture ouv,
and shortage of fuel, which at Canton,
as in other cities, has reached a pro
hibitive price, caused much discom
fiture. ■ -i ■' ".' j
The cold wave penetrated far into
the south, and reports from Florida
indicate much damage may be expect
ed to the orange crop, although • the
larger portion of the first crop al
ready has been gathered, and only the
unmatured fruit will be affected.
Records for the season were broken"
with the registering of a temperature:
of, - degrees above zero at 8 a. m. in
New York. The lowest point pre- .
viously reached by the mercury of _
the official thermometer at the weather y
bureau was 5 degrees above on Jan- •
vary 5. .:.■■■■-■'■ . *■ , .
Indications early Indicated a contin
uation all day of the cold wave/Along,
the Atlantic coast the wave of frigidity.^
was felt to an extent not experienced -
for several years.T_S_!S£_lSieK_6M
All of the state today experienced
extreme cold. At Plattsburg the ther-1
mometer indicated -0 below zero;
Utica, 24 below; Amsterdam, 18 below,;
and Rochester, 30 below.
From midnight until 8 o'clock the
temperature was 3 below.
There was great suffering among the
poor In the worst pinch of the cold, and
many cases of frost bite and exhaustion /
were reported to the hospitals. From
surrounding suburbs came news ■of y
several deaths from freezing.
The thermometer sank to 25 degrees g
below zero t ,day at Stanford, Delaware 1
county, breaking this winter's record
for the Catskills. '
Temperatures ranging from zero to .:
24 below prevailed throughout Oswego i
county during the last twenty-four;
hours. Fruit growers fear damage to:
the peach crop.
Mrs. Elizabeth O'Neill, aged 71, who
has lived alone for thirty years, froze
to death last night in her bed at '
Miami, 0., a village near Cincinnati.'
Her body was found today.
Villages In the Interior of Duchess
county report a temperature of from 18
to 22 degrees below zero this morning.
In spite of the cold tonight the stu
dents of Vassar hold their annual lea
carnival on the college lake.'ts£l__flS
GIRL, SMILING, GOES
TO DEATH IN FALLS
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NIAGARA FALLS, N. V., Feb. 7.—
A young woman, thought to be Miss
Beatrice R. Snyder of Buffalo, com
mitted suicide today by wading Into
the river Just above Prospect Point
and going over the American falls.
As her body swept over the brink of
the cataract, she turned her. face
toward her would-be rescuers and
smiled a farewell to them.
Without a moment's hesitation she
waded into . the stream. She turned
once and smiled toward the men who
were. calling to her to stop and con
tinued to move rapidly into deep
In an Instant she was whisked from
her feet and carried rapidly toward
the brink of the falls.
On the bank was found a handbag
containing this note:
"Mamma and Papa—May you both
forgive me for bringing this awful dis
grace on you in these years of your
life. Also, May our Heavenly Father
forgive all my sins. But I have beeen
very good, thank God. You will find
a slip for the money under your
dresser scarf. With a. heart full of
love for all your kindness and tender
love, goodby. Lovingly. Beatrice." ..."
There was a card in the purse bear
ing the name of Beatrice R, Snyder.
Miss Snyder was chief clerk in a
Buffalo tea store and worked this
morning. »She has been dejected since
the death of her fiance. George F.
Myers. They were to have been mar
ried In a few months. .%«EflßH_l
four, with the result that Johnson was
a strong favorite with Mott second,?
Belshaw third and Bentley \ fourth.'K^sjj
Johnson, who was not present Jat
the morning session, was waited; on ;V
by a committee, but declined to be a
candidate under any circumstances, y
Bentley also declined.
This left two candidates—Mott;and|
Belshaw—ln . the field, and IIt• is : said 1
that they stand about equally ;In • the
support of the , executive > committee. |I.
The next meeting will be held Febru
Among those present wore Chester-!.
H. Rowell, Fresno; Harold T. Power,
Auburn; H. W. Johnson, W. R.
Davis, Meyer Llssner,' Los - Angeles;
Frank Mott, . ' Charles ;■ H. Bentley, |
Daniel A. Ryan, George >G. - Walker,
Los Gatos; A.; M.; Drew, Fresno; ■ Irv- S
Ing Martin, Stockton;; George G. Rad-y
cliffe, Watson A. J. Wallace, Mar- >•*
shall Stlmson, » Los y Angeles;, : former ;
United States ■ Senator .. Thomas B. *
Bard, Santa Barbara; M. ,C. Zumwalt, §